Martha's Vineyard Home Rentals
Vacation Houses - By Owner and Broker
If you are looking to rent a house on Martha's Vineyard, there are a
few things that you probably want to consider. Where is the house
located ? Will you have noisy neighbors ? No neighbors ? Will
there be entertainment for kids ? Do they allow pets ? Do they
have wifi ? Of course, you will also be looking at how many
bedrooms and baths there are as well as the price.
The Vineyard has many great rental homes and every renting party is
different but here are some thoughts to consider:
- Location, Location, Location - Martha's Vineyard is much
larger than some folks realize. A $800 rental may seem like a great
deal...until you understand that it is 25-35 minutes from the main
towns. Of course, some folks want to "get away" and prefer to have
some space and privacy. You should consider how close you want to
be to Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven as well as to a
general store or supermarket.
- Proximity to Others - Do you like to socialize with other
folks while on vacation ? Hotels that have pools or eating areas
are places to chat with other vacationers...find out where they're
from, have your kids play with their kids, etc. Some rental homes
are better suited for socializing with neighbors. They are situated
in neighborhoods of other rental homes on small lots. Other
vacation rentals provide the opposite experience, being situated in
areas with acres of empty land between homes and neighbors. Would
you like to possibly interact with neighbors, or, like to have space
- Entertainment - What forms of entertainment will be
provided with the house ? Widescreen tv's ? dvd players ? wii
stations ? mp3 stereo system ? yard games ? board games ? free
wifi ? Some homes will come stocked with most of these items. We've
even seen homes with ping pong tables and 1980 PacMan machines.
However, other rentals are very rustic and simple and may not have
any of these items.
- Are Pets Allowed? - Traveling with Fido ? Make sure the
Martha's Vineyard rentals you consider will allow pets and find out
if there's an additional cleaning or security fee.
- Atmosphere/Decor - Many of the Vineyard vacation rentals
have island themed decor and feel. This can include nautical
mailboxes, doorbells, doormats, wall hangings, table nick-knacks and
so on. The overall age of appliances and furniture may also be
older and "weathered". There are other rentals that are
contemporary and may feature stainless steel appliances, modern
tile, fancy kitchens etc. Which style are you looking for ?